Eddie Hearn has weighed in on John Fury’s post fight antics after son Tommy’s fight on the Floyd Mayweather vs Deji undercard in Dubai, describing the whole scene as a ‘circus.’
The Fury father removed his top, hurled obscenities and attempted to get ringside towards Jake Paul, who has been scheduled to fight Tommy twice and has had a long time feud with both members of the family.
And Hearn, when asked about the incident on Matchroom’s YouTube channel, gave a fairly frank assessment.
“I mean John Fury … it’s a circus. But that’s what it’s supposed to be, I’m not knocking it for being a circus. You know, taking his shirt off, ‘hold me back.'”
However, Hearn actually gave Paul some credit in the same interview – perhaps surprising given the fact the Matchroom boss is currently suing him for defamatory comments over an accusation of corruption
“I’d like to see Jake Paul come out of that world a little bit. I think the Jake Paul – Tommy Fury fight is an interesting fight, I like what Jake Paul has done. It’s not necessarily YouTube boxing, he’s a YouTuber who’s kind of turned pro.”
Talks are now said to be underway between the respective teams for Paul and Fury to finally settle their differences in the ring, with a 2023 date in the UK said to be a strong possibility.
This is despite ‘The Problem Child’ previously stating that he would not be bestowing another opportunity Fury’s way after the Brit pulled out on both previous occasions the pair were due to fight.
The most recent developments came on Twitter, as Fury revealed the date and location were sorted, but urged Paul to not ‘hide’ behind old terms, presumably from a previous set of negotiations.